Welcome to the Duke Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship Program.

The yearlong Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship Program in the Duke Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine trains fellows in advanced cardiac care, working alongside an outstanding group of cardiac intensivists, ICU cardiologists, advanced practice providers, interventional cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, and surgeons in the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Duke.

The Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Duke is home to a 20-bed cardiac ICU and a 15-bed progressive care unit, providing care for greater than 500 surgical cases per year and over 500 ICU admissions, including a large single ventricle population and heart failure and transplant program. The center utilizes a variety of mechanical circulatory support modalities, including ECMO, VAD, and Impella.

In 2023, Duke Children’s was ranked #2 in Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery in US World and News Report.

The program exposes fellows to the field’s most innovative practices, including an optimized perfusion strategy for the Norwood surgery, partial heart transplants, and donation after cardiac death transplants for the smallest recipients. The training experience will result in optimal readiness to practice as a cardiac intensivist.

The fellowship will offer graduated autonomy and leadership within the ICU as well as ample opportunities for teaching of junior fellows. Research is not a requirement of the fellowship, but there is a robust research infrastructure within the division for those who wish to pursue further academic productivity.

Program Director    

Jennifer Sherwin, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Program Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
DUMC Box 3046
Durham, NC 27710
919.681.3550 (tel)
919.613.2364 (fax)


Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Sasser
Program Coordinator
DUMC Box 102509
Durham, NC 27710


How to apply   

Applications are currently being accepted for the academic year beginning July 2025.

The ideal candidate would be board certified in Pediatrics and have completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine or Pediatric Cardiology. Critical care-trained individuals will focus on cardiology disciplines, including catheterization, echocardiography, heart failure and transplant, and electrophysiology. Cardiology-trained individuals will focus on critical care disciplines.

To apply, submit the following items to Dr. Sherwin at jennifer.sherwin@duke.edu:

Also, ask 3 references to send letters of recommendation to Dr. Sherwin at jennifer.sherwin@duke.edu.

All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.

Current fellow

Matthew Foglia, MD, PhD